OK this was going to be an e-book but in the end I decided their was just too much information out there, and too little profit potential to bother charging anyone for it!
So I have published the contents as a series of hubs – and put together this page to give the structure to the detailed information.
If this guide is useful to you and you are not already signed up with HubPages – please sign up via my hubpages profile page I get a small % of the profits – not from your payout – but from HubPages percentage – I think that”s a fair deal if I what I have written here is useful to you.
I’ve set the hub’s referenced here to open in a new tab/window for easier navigation. Have fun reading!
Is hubpages a scam? What are the pros and cons for using hubpages for making money after the Panda update?
HubPages attracts a lot of people who dreamof how to make money writing – regrettably the reality is a little different from the dream! That said I have picked up freelance writing gigs via hubpages – there are worse places for an on-line portfolio.
Develop Your Own Site – Or Write at HubPages where to start? I started my own blog – got it slapped for doing the old pay-per-post scam (you get paid as the innocent writer – Google takes all your PR away for selling links – even though most bloggers don’t know what a paid link is – I didn’t). Then I started writing at HubPages and really enjoyed the experience, my writing improved a lot when I participated in a topic a day competition there, but at that stage I’d given up on being able to make money on-line ethically! Instead I had fun writing and being part of the community while continuing to make my 5c/day!
This hub looks at pros/cons of adding content to hubpages rather than your own site.
Then slowly I discovered that I could earn a living on-line without selling my soul. I had a “lightbulb” moment when I realised that I had developed a great list – all my hundreds of fans at HubPages – and hadn’t had to collect a single email address or spam any of them! That was when I finally started this blog about my on-line journey, because I wanted to be able to do my own thing. Oddly it worked – I even had the odd person who followed me from HubPages and actually read the blog – amazing! I’d learned a few things about on-line business and HubPages and hubpages for me was a very useful stepping stone on the way – and are still one of my favourite online communities.
HubPages is great for backlinks to your other sites but there are a few other ways that you can use the site to your finanical benefit too…
Anyone who wants to discover the secret of my on-line success should study my hubs carefully – NOT. Well certainly not the early ones! I’ve learnt a lot and some of my earlier hubs I know are a waste of time.
So this hub is about how to rank your hub in the search engines and is what I do now not what I used to do! There are a few tricks which I have developed over time which seems to work well to get a hub quickly indexed, ranked and with a good page rank.
I make most of my money on Hubpages from Adsense. You don’t have unlimited options about how your Adsense layout works on Hubpages – but I think I have the best Adsense Placement for Hubpages. I am getting a significantly higher click through rate using this format.
Seriously – HubPages are a great place to start if you are looking to make money online – but remember that making money on the Internet is not something that happens by chance – it involves a lot of hard work! If making earning $1000 a month from Adsense was easy – everyone would do it!